deprivation

[dep-ruh-vey-shuhn]

Origin:
1525–35; < Medieval Latin dēprīvātiōn- (stem of dēprīvātiō), equivalent to dēprīvāt(us) deprived (past participle of dēprīvāre; see deprive, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

nondeprivation, noun
predeprivation, noun
self-deprivation, noun
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deprivation (ˌdɛprɪˈveɪʃən)
 
n
1.  an act or instance of depriving
2.  the state of being deprived: social deprivation; a cycle of deprivation and violence

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deprivation
1530s, from M.L. deprivationem, noun of action from deprivare (see deprive).
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deprivation dep·ri·va·tion (děp'rə-vā'shən)
n.
The absence, loss, or withholding of something needed.

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Example sentences
The stories never blame savagery on poverty or deprivation, arguing instead
  that human character matters.
Then they explained it to me in words that helped me finally understand what
  all the rationing and deprivation had been about.
Even in the prosperous West there are still serious problems of poverty and
  deprivation which must be dealt with.
Their formula allows governments to look at all kinds of deprivation, not just
  areas related to income.
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